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Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm PST
, absolutely right now. >> reporter: plummer with more than 50 years' in law enforcement doesn't believe we stumbled into an ongoing investigation? >> if they were checking on this place it wouldn't be a uniform doing it, but clothes plain people. >> reporter: oakland mayor quan says she expected police chief jordan will investigate? >> if he has the information, he will investigate it and i have confidence if there is any misconduct, that he will do the right thing. >> reporter: so far chief jordan has not responded to our repeated requests to interview him, officer ko or anything with the deputy's command staff. >>> oakland police chief howard jordan issued a written response after we aired our story and said, "i take these allegations very seriously and the department opens investigations as soon as the circumstances were brought to my attention. because these are open investigations i am limited in what can be discussed." now to what the state called artous pay, a bureaucratic way for extra pay for taking extra risks, but taxpayers may think of it an un warranted way to take
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
violated sunshine laws because it didn't record their nude protest in chambers. back to you. >>> a federal judge ruled today that california's ban on gay conversion therapy can take effect january 1. the law forbids licensed therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation of minors. today a u.s. district judge in sacramento found opponents of the ban are unlikely to prove the law violates their civil rights. the plaintiffs say they'll appeal. >> they want tone sure that people who want their professional help are able to seek that out. >> in another lawsuit a federal judge ruled yesterday that two therapists and a student should be exempt from the law while their case is brogue heard. >>> so the south bay where a massive pot grow was discovered inside a home today. we have exclusive video from inside. we're live from san jose police headquarters where officers are still investigating. >> reporter: in the last couple of minutes, i checked with one of the investigators. he says they're still following up leads to find out who is responsible. as we discovered today, the owners
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
home in the controversial aircraft a local law enforcement agency wants to use and the concerns that are being raised. >> is it a bird, a plane, maybe a cricket? these sounds from outer space debuted in san francisco today. ?f< you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >>> some erie sounds from space float through the air in san francisco today, where physicists ever gathered for a conference. >>> that audio may sound like the chirping of birds or crick etc.s. they're radio waves from the earth's radiation belt. twin spacecraft from nasa have been probing the so-called hostile radiation belt force several months now collecting detailed mea
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
a jury trial." at chicago-kent school of law, the subject reached beyond the nfl to include much younger football players who are likely unaware of the risks. "i have a brother in texas who is playing, and this is to protect him." the nfl case involves federal labor law. the amount of damages the nfl could face is staggering. "it could be billions of dollars." players contend the league fraudulently concealed the dangers of concussions. the league denies it, but since 2007 has offered players whose head injuries resulted in dementia $100,000 a year for ex- players hospital-bound or in assisted living centers, and $88,000 if living at home. so far, that payout has amounted to more than $18.5 million. if the federal court determines that the players claims should proceed, the nfl says it would need about six years to assess the viability of each player's case before trial. president obama is hoping to gain yardage on budget talks, minus drama. yesterday, the president met with business leaders at a roundtable event, and had this to say to the ceo's: "i recognize that all of you hav
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
past and couldn't change the interpretation of its laws. >>> we're seeing showers lingering in the east bay. and here's how it looks. as it comes a little closer, you will see the peek. you could see the radars working. we have four working in the northern part of the state. as it rolls in here late thursday into friday. i said it in the earlier broadcast. and we can take a ton of raib in the area -- ton of rain in the area. this place is made to drain off a lot of water. we will get a lot of water. what you need to get the drain off, you need the breaks. we have a nice break heading our way for the next 24 hours or so. here the next system as -- it will get in here late thursday and into friday. it will linger tomorrow night late. showers all day friday. it looks pretty wet. here's a next day. twice as long as we saw rain. sunday morning, it looks like a good deal, too. i think we will get some breaks in here. that's crucial into had. >> friday and sunny, we'll see some irving small stream, dp in effect. tomorrow night, north of santa rosa. it starts to creep in, it's raining. wha
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Dec 3, 2012 10:00pm PST
. >>> there is a new twist in the conflict of state law and federal law when it comes to the regulation of medical marijuana. a landlord cannot evict a medical marijuana patient. the lease says the business is going to sell medical marijuana. >>> analysts are pointing to new car sales in november as another indication of an improving economy. some bay area dealerships may be out ahead of the trend. >>> u.s. car sales were up in november. >> confident. >> reporter: he says it's one of several indicaters the economy is recovering. >> the unemployment rate is declining slowly. gdp continues to grow. it looks like the housing market nationally may have bottomed out. it's a recovery, albeit perhaps a fractioned recovery. >> reporter: chrysler led detroit based automakers, up 14%. >>> the silicon valley auto dealers association represents about 60 santa clara county dealerships. the group won't have november numbers for another couple of weeks, but says so far this year, it's beating the national trend. >> certainly, we're seeing increased sales. again, some 25% year to date this year. >> rep
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Dec 5, 2012 10:00pm PST
leave the port. >>> there were tears as a contra costa county law enforcement officer pleaded guilty to stealing. he made a point of apologizing to one person in particular. >> reporter: a few months ago on his way to court. welsh was the former head of the contra costa county enforcement team, or c net. now he's behind bars. >> norm welch did serve the public in an honorable way for quite a number of years. and then he did go bad, and there's no denying that. >> reporter: he admitted to several crimes, including conspiring to steal and distribute marijuana and methamphetamines. seen here in court, welch also said he took part in phoney sting operations, where he stole more than $10,000 from prostitutes, along with their cell phones. >> he has to live with himself every day, with the shame of disappointing his family, law enforcement, and the general public. >> reporter: he apologized to all law enforcement officials for tarnishing the badge. but more importantly, he's sorry for his father for disgracing the family name. >> it's coming from his heart, and it's just showing his true char
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Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
ejected and they cannot kick them out because it is not breaking state law. now, the landlord will decide again in federal court on december 20th. she wants them out because a federal prosecutor is threatening to seize the property. >>> southern california leaders are demanding that the county be reimbursed for more than $12,000. "the san jose mercury news" show that he used a tax-funded credit card to pay for casino stays, rental car upgrades. he said he will reimburse the county for many expenses within 30 days. but he's disputing some charge, including a $2500 donation to the eastside school district. >>> a former commander of an elite police squad in contra costa county reportedly plans to plead guilty to the scheme involving the sale of confiscated drugs. under the reported plea deal norman welsch will admit to selling drugs. he and william butler were heard talking about the drug sales in an undercover video. butler pled guilty already and is serving eight years in prison. >>> last night, the city held the third of four public meetings for the police chief search. they are as
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
protection laws required bart to stop construction on a new line underneath lake liz beth whenever a nesting bird was found so crews installed inflatable dancers like the ones used outside car lots to prevent birds from nesting paying for biologists to monitor the bird battle also contribute today that unexpected cost. >>> several mothers and their families marched onto capitol hill today with a message about the fiscal cliff. members of the group delivered teddy bears to lawmakers saying that, quote, can't bear more than their fair share. they say congress needs to add tresz the so-called fiscal cliff before scheduled tax sxhieks spending cuts go into effect. one berkeley mother was among those in washington. >> like many families, i don't have any other place to cut right now so we're here to stand up and make sure that our voices are heard. >> the group also delivered signed petitions urging congress to end the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. >>> representatives from huns of charities have descended on capitol hill in an effort to dlsh there has been talk of capping the deduction b
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
market open. there are laws against discrimination by employers, but what about mid-level managers who don't hire and fire but can make an employee's work day miserable because of race, religion, sex or age? in our cover story, the supreme court is weighing that in vance v. ball state, a ruling that could bring mistreatment on the job a step closer to being shown the door. in 1989, ball state university hired maetta vance to work in the school's dining department. for 16 years, she was the department's only african- american employee and, according to court documents, was regularly subjected to racial ephithets from co- workers, including those who oversaw what she did each day. "those are the people who workers feel they can't confront if they're being harassed." the university issued a statement saying racially- charged remarks would not be tolerated. despite a series of reprimands, the abuse continued. ultimately, vance sued her employer, the university, and her case has led to the supreme court. this week, justices heard oral arguments. employment attorneys say the case could have
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Dec 5, 2012 9:30am PST
coming from it. >> it is impressive. the laws of friction and lifting the car and phone books. who needs superglue. >> there is only one problem. >> the only way this car drops to the ground is with a little help. >> drop it. they set the book on fire. >> there is notape on the er ta nothing binding the phone books together other than friction. >>> i think this is a really cute idea but i think if you hand the keys over to the dogs he is not going to come home. >> the keys? >> yes. to the car. these dogs were rescued by the spca in new zealand. they decided to team up with mini couper and teach dogs to drive. it looks like they are trying to teach these dogs how to drive. >> that dog is driving. >> i like how they all have different driving styles, too. one has the hand up here. this is funny seeing these dogs like ready to roll. >>> this is all for a tv show that is going to air in new zealand called "can you teach a dog to drive?" this can be an elaborate prank but they have a facebook page. they have bios on everybody. they have bios on the dogs and trainers and they rented a re
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Nov 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
the measure. they say the ban violates their freedoms of speech and religion. the law is said to take effect january 4th. >>> the so called fiscal cliff is just a month away and right now an agreement is not close at hand. president obama went into campaign mode touring a toy factory. he repeated his call for an extension of bush era tax cuts for those earning less than $250,000. while raises taxes for those who make more. the president acknowledged an agreement will take some time. >>> and all of us are going to have to get out of our comfort zones to make that happen. i'm willing to do that, and i'm hopeful that enough members of congress in both parties are willing to do that as well. >>> republicans meanwhile criticized president obama's latest proposal that came yesterday to raise revenue. they said it wasn't serious. >> there's a stalemate, let's not kid ourselves. i'm not trying to make this more difficult. >> house speaker john boehner said this isn't the time for public posturing for either side. and he added that what he wants to see right now is serious negotiations and add
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Nov 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
located on sacramento seven the counsel says it's violating zoning laws. he's been fighting the nearly $25,000 in fines he's facing, but says the council's declaration is too much. >>> spain rodriguez died today at his home in san francisco. the chronicle reports that rodriguez died after a long battle with cancer. he was well known for his trash man comic. friends remember him as a friend, artist and radical. he was 72 years old. >>> the public got its first look at a boy accused of a crime spree and murder in san jose. we're able to show you video despite the fact he's a juvenile. >> reporter: aldonis muldrow made his first appearance in court this afternoon. he never spoke as he faced numerous charges including murder and attempted murder of a peace officer in a shootout with police. his partner, jonathan woolbanks was arraigned on similar charges. he had been on the run before being captured in concord friday night. the district attorney's office will try him as an adult. >> typically we look at the severity as well as the background of the juvenile. i can't comment on it, but i th
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
law. >> couldt graduations. >>> it is now legal for same -- congratulations. >>> it's now legal for same sex couples to marry in seattle. dozen have lined up outside the administration building shortly after they assigned the new video. we want to show you a photo of kate middleton leaving the hospital with her husband prince william and what went wrong during her stay and we will have more on why the hospital is now apologizing. >>> they are hoping to cash in on a big promise. joining us from sunny veil, with details, you have to bring us back some soup and bread. >> okay, i will do that, pam, just for you, but that big promise, free sourdough bread for the entire year. >> reporter: check out this line, the first person in line showed up and we are live at the latest area in sunny veil california and some people have come out as far as new york but we are here with ross. how are you doing? tell us what people can expect? >> well, the doors open at 10:30 but what we are celebrating is the doors opening and the first several people who come through, they will get 365 loaves of bread
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Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
. he had previously received an an, eviction notice. >>> a controversial law that bans sex offenders from orange county beaches is being challenged. the panel is asking the state court of appeals to review the measure after it overturned the conviction of a sex offender caught attending a party at a park. the judges note that the restrictions of sex offenders are up to the state legislature. >> hundreds of people had to be evacuated after a train with 180 pounds of hazardous chemicals derailed on a bridge. it caused more than 12,000- gallons to spill into a creek near the delaware river. 71 people were treated at a nearby hospital for breathing problems and eye irritation but the air is being monitored and no longer poses a health risk. >> i have been told by the officials that are on scene with the railroad that there is still some product in that car that was breached that still needs to be removed. >> officials say booms have been put in the creek to contain the chemical. >> the president is facing mounting pressure to make a decision on whether to approve a keystone pipeline. som
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
proposition 8. california's ban on gay marriage. a lower court overturned the law and same sex marriage supporters are hoping the supreme court will let that decision stand. >> we are prepared for the crowds that we had in 2004 and 2008. and again we will just be open and ready for anyone who wants to come and get married. >> the justices are also considering several challenges to a federal law that limits benefits for same sex couples. several legal analysts are saying this morning that the justices might want to meet again to talk about which of the gay marriage cases they will consider and that meeting likely wouldn't happen until friday so the wait might continue. reporting live alison burns. >>> more problems for controversial comedian katt williams. he was fighting with a worker at a bar. the day before he was caught on tape slapping an employee at a target store. days before that williams had a run in with police in downtown sacramento after he nearly hit five pedestrians. he was also arrested in oakland and had a very public meltdown on stage last month. >>> all lanes h
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Dec 2, 2012 4:00pm PST
lots of ways to debate or negotiate with you, but if you can sign the bill into law, i would be happy to. >> chris: charitable deductions? you are a big charity guy. >> the president has seen a lot of the options from us, there are a lot of them put on the table and i'm hopeful the conversations will continue. >> chris: okay. but, let's talk about your proposal, because, the president -- and i'm sure this has driven you nuts, says, the math tends not to work. look at your math. the white house says a realistic cap -- and i'll explain what that means, $25,000 on people making more than $250,000, a cap on deductions, you can only take $25,000 in itemized deductions and exempting things like charitable deduction, unlikely you would do away with that would only bring in $450 billion, not the $800 billion you are talking about or the trillion, $450 billion. the math tends not to work, they say. >> no, the white house knows the math will work. the perfect kinds of revenue on the table we have been talking about. it won't work if we are trying to get to $1.6 trillion, i'll guarantee you you
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
his family, law enforcement, frepds and general public. >> this court wielsch said he takes full responsibility for what he's done and apologized to all law enforcement officials for tarnishing the badge but more importantly he's sorry to his father for disgracing the family name. >> norm was taking care of his father so norm feels very guilty that he is now leaving his dad alone. >> wielsch is now in the custody of the u.s. marshalls. he's scheduled to be sentenced in february. he's facing a minimum of ten years in prison and millions of dollars in fines. live in the news room i'm paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we have learned that the state is investigating the oakland group home that an autistic girl walked away from last week before she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted. today's plea hearing for 36-year-old gary atkinson was pushed back to the 17th. police say he kidnapped and raped the 16-year-old girl after she walk aid way from fred finch children's home. that center has denied repeated requests for an interview. >>> announce the arrests of suspects in a string
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00am PST
several challenges to gay marriage laws including california's ban on gay marriage proposition eight. same sex marriage supporters many of them are hoping court will let a lower court decision stand that overturned prop 8. san francisco city attorney dennis tells us if that happens couples could marry almost immediately. >> we want to be prepared if marriages do start to number one have staff on hand to perform marriages because there could be crowds. and number two from public safety per speck tiff. >> the justices will also announce if they will consider whether same sex marriage deserves equal treatment under federal law and if the governments defense of marriage act that defines marriage is between one man and one woman is constitutional. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco officials have asked the ninth circuit court of appeals to give them 24 hours notice before lifting its stay on same sex marriage. that is so the city's clerk office could get ready for a rush of same sex couples wanting to get married. there are plans for a
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
:00 this morning. a woman was tied up in her home. several law enforcement agencies are investigating this and searching for a suspect. janine de la vega son the scene. she is getting all the details and we'll get a report from here in about 30 minutes. >>> later today u.s. supreme court may announce if it will review the challenge to california proposition 8 which bans same sex marriage. i'm going to take you live outside -- this san earlier shot of the supreme court building. coming up we will try to go out there live. options before the high court and how the city of san francisco is preparing for the court's decision. >> this is major. >>> time now 6:07. the weather is major. our commute. and tara you are watching the bay bridge too. >> that is right. the lights are out on the span. we don't know what caused it. obviously storm related. if we take a live look you can see that the only thing you can see are headlights and taillights across the span. we also have a high wind advisory in effect. looks like it's a pretty slow going. definitely give yourself extra time this morning if
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
were within the law when they shot an armed fugitive accused of a workplace massacre. investigators say sharif almond shot nine co-workers in october of last year. three of the victims ended up dying. deputies caught up with almond after he shot another two people while trying to get away. autopsy showed that almond was hit eight times by the deputies that the fatal shot to his head was actually selfinflicted. >>> six senators from the west coast want the justice department to investigate the role oil refineries play in recent gas price spikes. gas price spikes had a lot of consumers worried. analysts blame it on a variety of problems. the reports shows inconsistencies between the time the refineries were working. they said misleading reports could create a gasoline shortage. lawmakers include senators feinstein and barbara boxer of california. >>> president obama employed a little, in the results of the fiscal cliff. the president surrounded himself with people who he said were middle class americans. if congress does nothing, a series of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes will
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Dec 4, 2012 10:00pm PST
sentenced under the three strikes law to life in prison if convicted on these new charges. the community of social services has launched an investigation into that group home to see if they acted properly. >>> new at 10:00, the san francisco police department latest crime fighting tool. officers are launching a weekly segment on the police website called the line up where investigators asked the public for help solving a crime. this is surveillance video from this week's inaugural posting. it shows a man attacking another man at about 9:30 in the evening. police describe the assailant as an african american male about 6'2", 200 pounds, between 40 to 50 years old. anyone with information on the case is asked to call police. >>> there's a legal ruling to tell you about tonight regarding a controversial they therapy that aims to convert gays to straight. there's a ban on conversion therapy for minors. >>> a block buster deal tonight involving netflix. they have landed the u.s. right to show disney movies. however that won't start until 2016 because right now stars holds the right
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Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm PST
into this. >> it's law enforcement's job to protect people's privacy and to think we would use this unmanned aerial system for civilian surveillance is inaccurate. >> reporter: alameda county sheriff greg ahern says the devices would be used for search and rescue, responding to natural disasters and apprehending fleeing suspects. but the frontier foundation says in the sheriff's grant foundation it also says these can be used for counterterrorism practices. and they fear that is too vague. >> naturally, everybody will think of occupy oakland or similar protests. >> we wouldn't use it for occupy oakland movement. overnight not going to tell you that we would not use it in the event that a crowd turned violent and started vandalizing or harming people. >> reporter: now, sheriff alearn says he took the discussion of this device off the supervisors' agent today because he would like the committee to review this first and then the public would be allowed to comment on the idea. so far there's no date set for the next public protection committee hearing yet. live in oakland, allie rasmus,
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Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm PST
granted qualified immunity of the law. here's what both sides had to say. >> what it means is the simple fact that our rights have been violated. those young men are tie to us as a family -- are tied to us as a family. this an opportunity for the world to see that we do have legal civil rights in this so- call ursociety of ours and should be recognized that way. >> reporter: attorneys for both sides say they are confident the judge will rule in their favor. but it could take a while before a decision is made. attorneys say it could be two to six months before a trial could actually happen. we'll have more on this on the ktvu news at 5:00. for now, brian flores, live in san francisco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> people on woke sides of proposition 8 -- both sides of proposition 8 will have to until at least the end of the week. the supreme court took no action today on whether to review a challenge to an appeals court decision son prop 8 is if now expected to -- 8. it is now expected to take a bit. >>> we're seeing partly cloudy skies right now. as you can see in this li
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
of the richest companies in the nation. the national employment law project finds that 2/3 of workers earning less than $10 an hour are employed by large corporations with net incomes in the billions. the study ranked corporations by the largest low-wage workforce and the companies' profitability. walmart topped the list with 1.4 million employees and income near 15.7 billion. the company has been scrutinized for low wages and poor insurance benefits. other companies topping the list were yum brands, mcdonald's, target and sears. u.s. car sales are back on track after hurricane sandy disrupted the pace. dealership showrooms are busy again with people forced to buy cars demolished by the storm, and consumers are feeling more confident about the economy. at ford, sales were up 6.5%. gm reported a 3.4% hike in sales, while at chrysler, a 14% boost was reported. joe wiesenfelder of cars.com says due to superstorm sandy, the numbers may continue to roll in positive for months to come. "some of what we are seeing is probably deferred purchases in november from that period of the storm itsel
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Nov 29, 2012 9:00am PST
the place. >> my dad and mother and aunts and daddy in law. i have a lot of memories. >> i don't think 60-120 days in a detention center is enough for what they did. >> why is my phone dead? i want to take more pictures. >> these images were captured at an air force based in venezuela. they were celebrating military aviation day. there's an exhibition with plane, doing different maneuvers. this is one of their planes. that is a k-8 training plane they were using for this exhibition. somewhere in the middle of their performance something went wrong. after y before you know it, the plane is going down. >> man. >> just before the plane crashes on the ground, you see a bit of an explosion and then two pilots ejecting themselves from the plane. >> but their parachutes barely have a chance to open. >> almost immediately they're on the ground as well. at least they got away from the crashing plane. what happened to these guys? >> they were okay and reported they didn't suffer any injuries. there is another video that captures a little bit of the aftermath but also captures a second acci
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
screen, stay tuned. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant . >>> two san bruno sisters were killed. they died when their family's suv ran and crashed into a parked chp cruiser on highway 101 in palo alto. two other sisters and their parents were also injured. they want to raise $10,000 and part of it will pay for an engraved memorial. the rest will go to other members of the family. >> fruit veil covers grant's final hours before the police officer was killed in 2009. the movie which stars academy award-winning actress will be competing in the drama festival. >>> barry bonds is on baseball's hall of fame ballot. they spoke with chronicle reporter john shay anotia said
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
don't like to be slowed down in their pursuit of offenders. >> committee chair said the law will better protect privacy in the digit age. >>> we are on storm watch tonight and coming up in 2 minutes the rush to repair as a new wave of rain makes its way into the bay area right now. we are tracking it. >> a flash flood watch takes effect in one hour for the bay area, the dangerous conditions we could see. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >>> more rain is arriving in the bay area right now. this is crews rushing to clean up and shore up for the second wave in a series of significant storms. >>> hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> live pictures. you can see it right there, rain is falling hard. the bay area is bracing tonight as another round of
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Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
details now, california lottery sales total nearly $2 billion a year. state law requires that at least 87% of sales go to prizes or to help fund education. last year the california lottery contributed more than $1.1 billion to california schools. >> new this morning just hours ago lindsey lohan was arrested again. new york city police arrested her early this morning. they say she punched a woman in the face at a nightclub. here is new video of her. now she is facing charges of third degree assault. if she is charged with this crime it could trigger yet another probation violation. >>> two military veterans and their wives are filing a lawstrain crash in texas that happened during a veteran's parade. four veterans were killed, more than a dozen were hurt when a train slammed in to their parade float earlier this month. the lawsuit is siting gross negligence by the railroad company and by the driver of the float. >> a new online donation site is established by former high school classmates of two sisters killed in a horrible crash on black friday. the 24-year-old and 20-year-old died whe
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Dec 2, 2012 7:00am PST
catch santa. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant and that we want to go over now at 7:25 to rosemary. first, we are going to talk about weather and we have seen the problems on the bridges, on the roadways, high winds. >> flash flood warnings. rosemary, what is happening? >> it's really coming down. take a look at that. they are displaying. trees are down this morning, power outages, damaging winds. gusts of 50 miles per hour at times. a southerly breeze, which means across the bridges, the high wind warning in place and blowing you around. take it easy up there. giving you a look here. there is some of the heavier rain. inches are falling per hour. with this run
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Dec 6, 2012 4:30am PST
the governor signed the voter approved law yesterday. >> washington state just legalized recreational marijuana. some pot smokers lit up just after midnight when the new law took affect and technically smoking in public marijuana is not legal and the feds are reminding people using marijuana is still a crime under federal law. >>> we are following breaking news of a police chase and crash in san francisco. claudine wong is live near the foot of the bay bridge to show us the damage, claudine? >> reporter: we are on essex and folsom and police say they did not chase the suspect but he did fail to yield and you can see the car hooked up to the tow truck. this is the essex street on ramp and folsom street shut down so if you take a look to where the orange cones are post -- orange cones are posted. until just a few minutes ago, water was shotting through the air and flooding through this intersection. at this point, the situation is now that they are towing the car in front of this. the subject has been taken to the hospital and we don't know the extent of his injuries, this
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
challenges to gay marriage laws, including california's ban on gay marriage proposition eight. supporters are hoping the court will let a allower court decision stand that overturned proposition eight. the city attorney of san francisco said if that happens couples could marry almost immediately. >> we want to be prepared if marriages do start to number one have staff ono hand, to preform them. >> reporter: the justices are also going to announce if they will consider whether same sex marriage deserves equal treatment under federal law and if the government's defense of marriage act that defines marriage as one man and one woman is constitutional. >> do we have any idea of what we may hear a decision in. >> in. >> reporter: we have been hearing a lot of different situations for how this news will come out. the justices are meeting to decide among themselves whether they are going to take up these cases. there are about seven challenges, we could get word later today -- the most likely situation i'm hearing is early next week. >>> san francisco officials have asked the court of appeals to
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
the law and supporters are hoping the supreme court will let that decision stand. >> we're prepared for the crowd that we had in 2004 and 2008. and again, we will just be open and ready for anyone who wants to come and get married. >> reporter: the justices are considering several challenges to a federal law that limits benefits for same-sex couples. these are very cop plex cases and the justices might want more time to talk about -- complex cases and the justices might want more time to talk about them. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. with less than a month to go, it appears that congress is no closer from keeping the country from going over the fiscal cliff. the ball, timothy geithner's comments -- >> i i was -- i was flabbergasted. i said you can't be serious. >> if congress fails to act by the end year, tax rates will go up for everyone and across the board spending tax. >>> a new legislative session will start today. democrat are allowed to raise taxes with little fear of republican opposition. but leaders say they are gonna avoid doing that since voters just passe
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> it's sad that we have to -- you know, you have to obey the laws when you cross the street. obey the laws. >> reporter: we don't know if. victim was jaywalking or -- we don't know if the victim was jaywalking or was on the sidewalk. the speed limit on the road here is 40 miles an hour. we're waiting for a call back from police to see if they can tell us how fast the suspect vehicle was going. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:05. well, the chp will give us new details about the suspects arrested in connection with robberies at the carquinez bridge tollbooths. ktvu news broke this story back in february. at least two toll takers have been robbed on the bridge. the chp said they will announce more information later today. >>> this the rain is finally -- has finally cleared out of the bay area. there's still a lot of cleanup to do including in la fayette. city leaders have approved an emergency declaration making $1 million available for repairs. this 15-foot deep whole opened up aand crews have set up a temporary channel. they are still searchi
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
aims to limit the ability of california law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration laws. governor jerry brown vetoed the bill in september. >> we must make sure secure communities focuses on violent criminals, not on day labor workers. not on women who are victims of domestic violence. >>> a gay teen who spoke out after being denied his eagle scout award was honored today in sacramento. he invited him and his family to the opening legislative session. he was kicked out of the scouts, prompting a nationwide campaign. >>> the national park service repainted graffiti which is a first. the tower was restored and repainted with weather resistant paint to protect the land mark but it covered up graffiti from 1969-1971. they repainted the graffiti to match the other message of peace and freedom. >>> tracking showers over the next 36 hours. rainfall should start light in the north bay tomorrow but it will work its way south and will have an impact on the wednesday morning commute. the rest looks light. you can see the sweep going. rain up there. it is light. pretty impressive wh
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
healthcare law. darden restaurant group, owner of the olive garden and red lobster, just cut its profit forecast for the year, specifically citing failed promotions and the pr problem it encountered after admitting to limiting employee hours. under the affordable care act, companies with more than 50-full time employees are required to offer basic health coverage for workers or face a fine. other restaurant chains have also generated backlash after publicly complaining about obamacare. "i think the point is that the restaurant industry shouldn't expect to be able to have this advantageous position relative to many other industries that employ a lot of people and do pay healthcare benefits. and, quite frankly, it is the law, so we'll all have to deal with it and manage through it. that was restaurant consultant bob goldin of technomic. darden shares were down 10% yesterday. the founder of software company autonomy is on the defense. this week, autonomy founder mike lynch launched a website addressing allegations of accounting fraud by hewlett- packard. hewllet recently accused autonomy e
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00am PST
negligent and taking too long to alert the community about the fire. the two law firms filed the suit on behalf of several people who have signed on. they say they plan to fight the lawsuit. >>> time now 5:12, the election is over but president barack obama is campaigning again. as allison burns reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, allison burns has more on avoiding the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: he will sit down at the white house with some who backed mitt romney and also will be trying to sell his plan to avoid the so called fiscal cliff about spending cuts that kick in at the end of next month. it was another down day on wall street as investors grow increasingly worried about whether they can avoid financial disaster. they are deadlocked over raising taxes on well, the they are americans. -- wealthier americans. sea think he should stop campaigning. >>> they are working out an agreement and he is back on the campaign trail, presumably with the same old talking points we are quite familiar with. >> reporter: but they say the white house is fully engaged while taking his case
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
he's done. he's quitting standup comedy after another run-in with the law. >> i'm just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from standup. i'm kind of done. >> williams made the announcement outside of a seattle hotel monday night after being kicked out. on sunday, he was taken to jail accused of fighting inside a seattle bar. it's the latest in a string of highly publicized incident. his tour in oakland was cut short after a meltdown. he's accused of leading police on a chase in downtown sacramento. >>> it appears that oprah winfrey is no longer the world's richest black woman. oprah's net worth is estimated at $2.7 billion. that's according to "forbes" but nigerian oil typhoon, this woman, is worth an estimated billion 3.2 billion. that's according to venture africa magazine. she applied for an oil prospecting license in 1993. but she hit it big in 2000 when her business partners discovered her land contained more than a billion barrels of oil. >>> 7:18. fremont police searching for a suspect blamed for several robberies. a felony arrest warrant is issued for 18-year-old cane br
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
changing a city law for airport employees to shoot at birds to scare them away from the airplanes. they can now shoot blanks at the birds or fire bird shots if they need to. before the amendment only law enforcement officers were allowed to shoot guns on city property. 180 bird strikes have been reported at san jose airport since 2009. >>> later today president obama meets with two very different groups about that fiscal cliff crisis. first the president will speak to and answer questions from members of the business round table. this is an association of chief executive officers of top u.s. companies. later in the day the president will address a conference of native american triable leaders. both groups are concerned about automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in on january 1st if congress does not act. >>> coming up at 6:15 the uphill battle facing this man republican house speaker john boehner within his own party. as he tries to negotiate a deal do avoid that fiscal cliff. >>> time now is 6:08. let's check in with tara. what are you keeping an eye on? >> in san
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Nov 29, 2012 10:00pm PST
lohan back in trouble with the law. her arrest in new york city and the separate charges she faces here in california. >> it's surprising, it's really surprising and kind of scary. >>> but up first a woman attacked inside her own home. how she scared off her attacker and why police believe it may be linked to other cases. @ ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> a palo alto woman she had a frightening encounter earlier today. police say someone entered her locked apartment when she was sound asleep with the intention of sexually assaulting her. paul ruben tills us how the woman reacted. >> reporter: palo alto police say they might step up patrol and staffing after a home invasion last night. it happened at this apartment complex off of hawthorn avenue. the victi
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00am PST
that marijuana is not legal under federal law. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> it is also now legal for same sex couples to get married in the state of washington. they have been together 35 years. they have a marriage license. they and others lined up shortly after the governor approved the law yesterday afternoon. >>> it is an unprecedented move after they decided to allow the order. it comes after they met the reforms to settle a police brutality scandal several years ago. >> once they could be at the forefront in terms of constitutional policing and building and supporting and maintaining public trust... >> there are still critics who say the police were slow in meeting those reforms and they scalded on key officers and reported the use of force. >>> we are where rain and mud did i areas sustained a -- muddy sustained a mudslide. it is north of fort ross. now in bodega bay there is also flooding and our cameras caught people trying drive through. it will be closed until further notice and drivers should allow extra time because of that detour. >>> downed trees and in mill
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00am PST
about a number of challenges to gay marriage laws. among them california's ban on same sex marriage proposition 8. supporters of same sex marriage are hoping the court will decide not to review prop 8. that would mean the lower court ruling would take hold legalizing same sex marriage in california. san francisco city officials tell us they are ready to perform marriages as soon as tomorrow. >> we will be ready with volunteers that we already have in place and volunteers who are being trained today. we'll have a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to get married. >> reporter: and we are waiting for word from the court. we'll bring it for you here on channel 2. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> last night president obama congratulates zone people honored for -- seven people honored for their lifetime culture. among the honorees ballerina natal yeah. david letterman. dust tin hoff man. and the surviving members of led zeppelin. >>> time now 5:14. let's check in with tara. >> we have that big accident in livermore that looks like that scene has b
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Dec 2, 2012 5:00am PST
law. does it go into effect. that's because they're women. have you to understand, it wasn't just for sports, it was for math, science. the challenge that we have is that many of the sports, they're not in urban communities. a lot of those numbers, a lot of what we're talking about, is that urban youth don't have a chance to pay for sports. we really have to make sure that more urban youth get different sports, more diverse sports so they can participate. because it's much harder to do sports now. >> what can we do to raise the next generation of wnba stars like you? >> just having an opportunity. having more female role models out there on the platform. one thing i'm involved with, we have a sport for health equity. and we're using sports, like i said, to bring everyone together. as long as you're given thehe opportunity. you know, we can go -- it's endsless. and when you don't have the opportunities is when you don't give yourself a chance. when you don't give yourself a chance, you miss 100% of the shots that you never take. >> absolutely. and they have you three as extraordina
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm PST
to hold him hostage. >> these guys are trying to write every law they can to keep people from fishing. they've gone on strike for unattainable prices getting us to tieup. >> you will be hard pressed to find any crab in the supermarket right now. that could change on monday. the oregon market opens on monday. live from the newsroom, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco health officials are learning thesh -- are alerting the public about an outbreak of meningitis in new york city. a dozen cases have been confirmed in gay men over the past year. three in the past six weeks. no cases have been reported in san francisco. experts recommend men who are at risk of becoming infected to be vaccinated against the disease. >>> there's new information this noontime about a homicide in pleasant hill. detectives from the contra costa sheriff's department have arrested 38-year-old james riley. they say he and the victim, 47- year-old jerald nagle, were fighting at a homeless encampment before nagle was killed. his body was found around 9:00 p.m. at the offramp of 680 and concord aven
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Nov 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
in law enforcement but he's leaving blind a san jose department in turmoil dealing with pension reform, pay cut, low moral and increase in crime. >> how would you characterize the department? >> dire. although we have people in the academy we continuously lose people to resignation and retirement. >> reporter: fagoni says she regrets having to conduct a new search less than two years later. moore said he would not be retiring if the council voted in august to put an initiative in august to help pay for more resources and officers. >> the issue for me is put it on the ballot. if that tax measure would have been put on the ballot and taxpayers would have decided not to fund it, we all could have lived with that. that's a choice the taxpayers made. but they never had a chance to vote on it. >> reporter: at the first meeting last night several people told city staff they wanted an internal candidate. but moore said no one inside the department is interested on the top job. >> once it was determined no one from inside the organization, for all the same reasons, felt compelled to seek
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> this is santiago, chile, a new law requiring fishing quotas which independent fishermen say discriminates against them in favor of big operations. the law would allow fishermen to use gps systems which they say is another cost they just can't afford. >>> today, u.n. ambassador susan rice heads back to capitol hill to meet with two more republican senators. rice is trying to explain why she gave an incorrect explanation of the attack in libya. rice did not seem to rin over three -- to win over three senators at their meeting with them yesterday. the senators remain troubled by rice' comments, they say. but democrats would need five republican senators to vote for her confirmation if she's nominated. >>> president obama's inauguration for his second term will be on january 21, not the constitutionally-mandated january 20th. that's because the swearing-in date falls on a sunday. so following tra dig, he will take the oath on the 20th and the public -- tradition, he will take the oath on the 20th and the public inauguration. >>> in an exclusive ktvu interview, chris moore is ste
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00am PST
run in with the law. >> i'm just going to go ahead and announce my retirement from stand up. i'm kind of done. >> katt williams made that announcement outside of a hotel sunday night after being kicked out of the hotel. on sunday he was taken to jail accused of fight inside of a bar in seattle. now his tour stop in oakland you may remember was cut short by an on stage meltdown the one you're looking at here. also a beckly man accused williams of hitting him in the head with a bottle. he is also accused of leading police on a chase in downtown sacramento. >>> police in fremont searching for a suspect blamed for several robberies. a felony arrest warrant issued for kane barzeal. he described as a light skinned 18-year-old man about 5'11" weighing about 180 pounds with black hair. he may be living in oakland or in his hometown of benicia. >> san francisco police are using a new tool to help solve crimes. the public can use it to high pressure send in tips and get involved. what police plan to do each week to close unsolved cases. >>> time now 5:18. let's bring tara back. if you're g
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